4D Theater

The Maritime Aquarium's new cinematic experience sends the action spilling off the two-story screen and over the audience with thrill-enhancing sensory special effects, such as scents, bubbles, wind, mists and more!

Our new state-of-the-art theater is showing two films throughout the day: BBC Earth's Shark: A 4D Experience® and Ice Age: No Time for Nuts 4D.

Guests in the 4D Theater don 3D glasses, which are turned in and cleaned after every show.

In addition to our new 4D theater experience, guests can now enjoy our new Sound Bites Cafe, a We Proudly Serve Starbucks® location! Click here to learn more.


  • Films alternate every 20 minutes beginning with Shark: A 4D Experience® at 10:20 a.m.
  • Shark: A 4D Experience® plays every hour on the :15 
  • Ice Age: No Time for Nuts 4D plays every hour on the :45 


Tickets for a 4D movie are $7 per person ($6 for Aquarium members). Maritime Aquarium admission is optional.

Cilck Here to Purchase "BBC Earth's Shark: A 4D Experience®" Tickets
Click Here to Purchase "Ice Age: No Time for Nuts 4D" Tickets

4D Theater Trailers

BBC Earth's Shark: A 4D Experience®

Come face to face with some of the world’s most strange and mysterious shark species. These extraordinarily intelligent underwater giants each exhibit unique behaviors to navigate their ever-changing environment. Essential to the fragile balance of our ocean’s health, BBC Earth’s Shark: A 4D Experience® explores the complex nature of these magnificent creatures’ survival instincts. Stunning 3D and special effects place you right in the middle of the action as sharks reveal their hidden traits while roaming an eerily beautiful underwater landscape. Length: 12 minutes.

The BBC and BBC Earth are trademarks of the British Broadcasting Corporation and are used under licence. BBC logo © BBC 1996. © BBC Studios 2016. 

© Morné Hardenberg/Atlantic Edge Films

Ice Age: No Time for Nuts 4D

Join Scrat, Ice Age’s resident nut-crazed sabre-toothed squirrel, as he time travels in his zaniest adventure to date, Ice Age: No Time For Nuts 4D.  Scrat battles a wonky time-machine that has zapped his beloved nut, and with buddies Manny, Diego and especially Sid along for the ride the laughs are right on time in this custom 4D special effects extravaganza! Length: 9.5 minutes.


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Please keep in Mind: This 4-D Experience® could aggravate certain medical conditions. It involves special effects: loud noises, strobe and laser-like lighting effects, fog effects and seats with a poke in the upper back, all coordinated with an action-packed film experience.
The Experience is not recommended for guests with: a heart condition, medical sensitivity to strobe lights, laser-like lighting effects or fog effects, back, neck or similar physical conditions or sensitivity to loud sounds.
A warning to parents: The Experience may be frightening for small children. Please supervise children at all times. Children under 7 must be accompanied by a person 14 or older.
Accessibility: May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV, Assisted Listening and Closed Captioning Available

Our Mission

Mission: The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate and protect the Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment through living exhibits, marine science, and environmental education.

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Open Daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Phone: (203) 852-0700

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

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